Mötley Crüe put the wraps on their 34-year concert career On New Years Eve at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
As they’ve done throughout the Final Tour, they took the stage to Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “So Long, Farewell” from The Sound of Music. Early in the set, singer Vince Neil noted that it was their finale and got emotional as he thanked their crew and the fans for all their hard work and support.
The night wasn’t without a little drama — Tommy Lee’s drum kit roller coaster contraption malfunctioned, leaving him stranded above the audience. Hanging upside down he said, “It looks like the roller coaster is broken… Come on guys, help. Come get me. I can’t believe this is happening on the last night. I knew something wasn’t right when I took off.” He climbed down while the drums were rolled back to the stage as Mick Mars went into a guitar solo.
The show ended with “Home Sweet Home.” Bassist Nikki Sixx said, “Maybe a year from now, somebody’s gonna look at you and say, ‘Remember that band Mötley Crüe? They were pretty cool.’ And you know what you’re gonna say? ‘Well [screw] you because I was at their last concert ever!’” With that, the band left the stage to the sound of Frank Sinatra singing “My Way.”
The show was filmed for theatrical release this year.